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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Checkerville Cemetery, South Creek Township, Bradford County, PA

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA


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by Joyce M. Tice

Checkerville Cemetery Listing 2000



Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

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ALLEN, Mr. Lorenzo-who fell two weeks ago breaking his hip, died Wednesday morning at his home in Berrytown, aged 82 years. His wife, a daughter and a son survive. The funeral will be held Friday from his late home. Burial in Checkerville Cemetery.

AMEIGH –ESTHER BERRY age 55 of RD 3 Columbia Cross Roads, Sunday, October 31, 1982.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. David Larson officiating.  Burial in Checkerville Cemetery.  Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society.  Survived by husband of 32 years, Marvin; son, David Berry of RD 3 Columbia Cross Roads; daughters, Mrs. Carl (Marilyn) McClelland, Mrs. Duane (Kathleen) Leonard and Mrs. Mark (Dawn) Rogers all of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; mother, Anna Ameigh of Wellsburg, NY; nine grandchildren; brother, Llewellyn Ameigh of Gillett, PA; sisters, Mrs. Tom (Vivian) Walsh of Gillett, PA, Mrs. Ralph (Pat) Tanner of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Donald (Carol) Osgood of Poplar, MT; several nieces and nephews.  She was a member of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/1982

LESLIE D. AMEIGH, 56, Wellsburg, N.Y. Saturday, Dec. 9, 1961.  Survived by wife, Anna; daughters, Mrs. Marvin Berry of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Thomas Walsh of Wellsburg, Mrs. Ralph Tanner of Elmira, Carol at home; son, Llewellyn of Gillett; sister, Mrs. Lorena Smith of Elmira; brother, Manley Ameigh of Elmira.  Body at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. William Woughter.  Checkerville Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/11/1961

BEACH, Louis R. - Louis R. Beach, age 89, of Troy, PA, died Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Bath VA Hospital, Bath, NY. He was born September 22, 1927, in Elmira, NY, a son of Raymond J. and Cleo (Phelps) Beach. Louis is survived by his wife, Velma (Watson) Beach. He worked as a welder for American Bridge in Elmira, NY before he retired. Louis was a Navy veteran of WWII. He enjoyed reading, camping, animals and word search puzzles. In addition to his wife, Louis is survived by a son, Douglas (Karen) Beach of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 3 daughters, Connie Beers of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Deborah Eighmey of Vero Beach, Florida, Cindy Oldroyd of Gillett, PA; daughter-in-law, Naomi Roy of Gillett, PA; 2 step-sons, Darrell Roy of Gillett, PA, Dean (Linda) Roy of Utah; a step-daughter, Denise (Jay) Malin of Virginia; a brother, Bob (Doranda) Bieri of Lawrenceville, PA; a sister-in-law, Julia Beach of Troy, PA; 9 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren. He was predeceased by brothers, Donald Beach, Bob Beach;a sister-in-law, Virginia, a son-in-law, Larry Eighmey, and a step-son, Dan Roy. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. at Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc., 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will follow at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Jay Zaremba officiating. Burial will be in the Checkerville Cemetery, Gillett, PA. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Checkerville Cemetery, c/o David Berry, 684 Berrytown Rd., Columbia Cross Roads, PA 16914, or the Bath Hospice DOM, c/o Bath VA Hospital, 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY 14810. - Mansfield Gazette, January 18, 2017

ALMON WILSHIRE BERRY died at his home in Berrytown, Springfield Township Sunday, Nov. 1, 1908, aged 76 years.  Mr. Berry was born March 22, 1832, on the farm where he died.  He was the eldest son of Almon Berry, one of the first settlers in the northern part of Springfield Township.  He was married fifty-three years ago to Louisa Robbins.  Their children are: Edgar of Gillett, Jennie, wife of ex-Sheriff Stephen F. Robinson, and Mattie, who died in childhood.  He was selected by his townsmen to fill offices of trust and filled the office of assessor of Springfield Township for 17 years.  His funeral was held on Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the Berrytown church of which he was for many years a member.  The Vanbuskirk quartet rendered some excellent singing and the funeral services were in charge of Rev. S. Barrett of Roseville.  –Buried Checkerville Cemetery. –Troy Gazette-Register.

EDGAR BERRY, 69, of Gillett, died unexpectedly of heart seizure Monday afternoon Nov. 14, 1914, at 2:30 o’clock in his automobile near Fassett while in the performance of his duties as assessor of the South Creek Township, which position, he had held for 25 years.  He also had been director of the Grange Mutual Fire Insurance Company for the same length of time.  He is survived by his widow, four children, Hugh, Horton and Mrs. Ruth VanDermark, all of Gillett; and Mrs. Bernice Thomas of Alba, and his mother, Mrs. Louise Berry of Gillett.  The funeral was held at the family home in Gillett Wednesday at 1 p.m.  The Rev. J. Sidney Kaine officiating.  Interment in Checkerville Cemetery. –Troy Gazette-Register.

BERRY –MRS. ELECTRA MERRILL - relict of Enoch Merrill, died at her home in Springfield, Aug 11, (1902) of cancer, aged 80 years. One daughter survives her.  (Buried Checkerville Cemetery)



- Age 76 of Gillett, Pa., RD 1, Tuesday, March 30, 1971. Body is at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, where friends may call Wednesday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral & committal service will be held there Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles Root. Checkerville Cemetery. - Elmira Star-Gazette.


MERLE BERRY died unexpectedly Saturday morning (Jan. 18, 1930) at 310 Pennsylvania Avenue.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Pleatus Berry; one son, Earl Berry; one sister, Mrs. Frank Gates, both of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.  –Elmira paper January 1930  (Buried Checkerville Cemetery)

BERRY-  The death of Mrs. Minerva Barrett of Berrytown, which occurred on the 21st inst., is a severe loss to the community as well as her immediate family.  Her sufferings were severe, but she bore them without a murmur and continued her household labors until a short time before her death.  Well knowing what the end must be, she faced death as calmly as she had faced the duties of life.  The text used by her former pastor, Rev. French, was peculiarly applicable. “She hath done what she could.” TGR 1903

PAUL J. BERRY, 92, of Troy died Monday May 1, 1989 at the Troy Community Hospital. Born Oct. 19, 1896 in Springfield Township, he was the son of Pleatus and Martha Creighton Berry. He was a retired farmer. He farmed in the Berrytown area for many years. Mr. Berry was a former employee of the Troy Sales Barn. He was a member of Trojan Masonic Lodge No. 306, F&AM. He attended the Troy Baptist Church. Mr. Berry is survived by a niece. Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Millazo of Elmira; brother-in-law, Guy (and wife Hester) Woodworth of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; nieces, Elaine Sasser with the US Army and Charlotte Gates of Towanda; nephew, Guy Woodworth Jr. of Philadelphia. Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home Wednesday from 1-2 p.m. The funeral service will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. The Rev. Garry Zuber and the Rev. Herbert Punchard will officiate. Interment will be in Checkerville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one’s choice. –Towanda Daily Review

BERRY, Pearl(SRGP # 79487) Mrs. Ross Bryan of Mainesburg, died at the home in Springfield of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jay W. BERRY, aged about 21 years. Mrs. Bryan had many friends who sympathize deeply with her parents and young husband, besides whom survive her one sister and two brothers. The funeral was held on Wednesday, just three months from her marriage. Burial was in Checkerville cemetery. TGR 1913

George T. Age 92, of Stevens Drive, Gilliett, PA, died Monday, October 9, 2006, at DeKalb Community Hospital, Smithville, TN. George was born April 13, 1914 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Richard and Henrietta Price Beyerkohler. He was married to the late Dorothy Wolff Beyer, who died March 31, 2004. George was a veteran of WWII, serving his country from 1942 to 1945 with the US Army Air Corps. He retired in 1979 from the George Tiemann & Company, Long Island City, NY, where he worked as a manager of warehouses. George was an avid sports fan and followed the Brooklyn Dodgers for many years. Survivors include his brother, Richard Beyer of Lindenhurst, NY; nephews, Bruce Beyer of Irving, TX, and Donald Beyer of Lindenhurst, NY; cousins, Warren Ponds of Liberty, TN, and Alan Coker of Miami, FL; many friends and neighbors. Family and friends are invited to call from 9 to 10 a.m., Saturday, October 21, 2006, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, October 21, 2006, at the conclusion of calling hours at 10 a.m. with Reverend Donald Matthews officiating. George will be laid to rest next to his wife, Dorothy in Checkerville Cemetery, Gillett, PA, immediately following the service.

Berrytown News) The body of James BROWN was brought here for burial in the Checkerville cemetery last Thursday. Mr. Brown was killed by the cars while walking on the track near Chemung, N.Y. Mr. Brown was well known here having married Miss Viletta Fuller of this place, who with five children survive. TGR 1904

Berrytown News) Many relatives, friends and former schoolmates of Fred CLARK, who died at his home in Elmira Heights, on Sunday evening, July 10th, assembled at the cemetery at Checkerville on Wednesday the 13th, to attend his burial. He formerly lived here, where he was always a favorite with old and young. He was nearly nineteen years of age.  TGR 1904

JOHN A. CREIGHTON, 80 of Waverly, Sunday, May 5, 1946.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Maurice Latham of Waverly; sons, Stuart of Springville, Leo of Barton; brother, Samuel of Pine City/ sister, Mrs. Minnie Kennedy of Troy RD 4; three grandchildren.  Funeral was Wednesday afternoon at Kolb Funeral Home, Waverly.  Rev. Roswell Lyon.  Checkerville Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/9/1946

DOTY -MRS. ALICE M. BERRY, aged 84, died in her home in Gillett Saturday evening, April 5, 1941, at 8:30.  She is survived by two sons, Hugh and Horton, both of Gillett, two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Vandermark, Gillett, and Mrs. Bernice Thomas, Troy, a brother, Sumner Doty, Wellsburg, N.Y. and seven grandchildren.  The funeral was held in Gillett on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with burial in the Checkerville Cemetery.  Rev. Alan Douglas officiated. –Troy Gazette-Register.

 Rena B. Berry, 93, of Gillett, RD 1, died May 7, 1990. She was born September 9, 1896 in Springfield Township, the daughter of S.C. and Delphine Furman Elliott. She and her husband owned and operated Berry's Swimming Pool and Skating Rink.  She was a 60-year member of the Gillett Grange. She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Stuart and Judy Berry of Gillett; daughter and son-in-law, Kay and Eugene Costa of Bartlett, TN; brother, Judson Elliott of Troy; sister, Gertrude Brace of Gillett; sister-in-law, Helen Andrus of Gillett; granddaughter, Shelly Berry of Aspinwall, PA; grandson, Mike Berry of Blasdell, NY. She was predeceased by her husband Hugh Berry in 1971. Services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on May 12 with the Rev. Charles Root officiating and burial to be in Checkerville Cemetery, Checkerville, PA. (TGR, Thursday, May 17, 1990)

 Mrs. Audrey M. Kempfer, 82, Gillett RR 2, died Monday, October 12, 1992 at the Troy Community Hospital. Mrs. Kempfer was a life member of the South Creek Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary and a member of the Gillett Senior Citizens and the Fassett Baptist Church. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Doris Kempfer of Gillett; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Elden York of Sylvania; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sister, Delores Wilson of Michigan; son-in-law, Robert Silvernail of Gillett; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Camille Gillin of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur, in 1975 and by her daughter, Joanne Silvernail in 1991. Funeral services were held October 22 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Checkerville Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to the Fassett Baptist Church in Mrs. Kempfer's name. (TGR, Thursday, October 15, 1992)

WILLIAM E. FAULKNER, aged 75 years of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa. died at his home late Friday evening, 2 January 1948.  Besides his wife, Lena Mosher Faulkner, he is survived by two sons, Egbert of Monroeton and John of Canton, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The body was taken to the Soper Funeral home in Troy where services were held Monday at 2 p.m.  Burial in Checkerville Cemetery.  Rev. Owen Barrett officiated.

EARL E. FLEMING of 415 Fulton St.  Body at Hagerman Funeral Home.  Funeral there today at 11:30 a.m., the Rev. George E. Lang.  Burial Thursday (Jan. 7, 1960) Checkerville (Pa.) Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 1/6/1960

FULLER - SYKES, Beatrice E. nee: Fuller
Age 92, of Elmira, a child of God and a friend of Jesus, entered into her Heavenly Home on Wednesday, January 13, 2010. She was born on March 1, 1917 in Dunnings, PA to John R. and Curance Mott Fuller. She attended Elmira Heights schools and graduated from its high school in 1934. Beatrice was a graduate of Elmira Business Institute and was a secretary at The Hilliard Corp. in the 1930's. Beatrice loved her Lord, her family and her country. She spent her entire life sharing the gifts that God gave her and writing poetry, painting, gardening, sewing and most of all, sharing and living her faith. Bea received national recognition for her beautiful poetry and at the age of 87 published her first book of verses, "Precious Bouquet." Beatrice loved "truth" as it is revealed in the Bible and she desired all to seek it. She was an inspiration and encouragement to many and everyone who met her, loved her. She had great patience, joy and love and she trusted God in the power of prayer. Beatrice is survived by her six children: Glenna (Robert) Rosplock of Cassadaga, NY, Judith Buckley of Horseheads, NY, Rosamond (Reginald) Piatt of Elmira, NY, John (Judy) Sykes of Elmira, Kim (Karl) Treen of Horseheads, NY, and Gregory (Debbie) Sykes of Elmira, NY. She is survived by her much loved 15 grandchildren and seven step-grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and eight step-great-grandchildren. Beatrice is survived by two sisters-in-law, Helen Fuller of Elmira Heights, NY and Shirley Sykes of San Diego, CA; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and special childhood friend, Shirley Thomas Williams of Millbrook, NY. Beatrice was married to Ferris G. Sykes, who preceded her in death on September 30, 1989 after 50 years of marriage. She was also preceded by her parents; her brother, Glenn A. Fuller; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill (Lena), Art (Rum), Newman (Joyce), George (Lucille) and Charles Sykes, Mabel (Dave), David and Selena Sykes. A celebration of her life for family and friends will be held on Monday, January 18, 2010, at Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY at 11 a.m. The Reverend Grant Nichols will officiate. Her grandsons will be pall bearers and honorary pall bearers. Beatrice will be buried in Checkerville, PA Cemetery next to her husband. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalec Funeral Home. The family would like to thank all of the many people who, in so many ways, cared for her and loved her. Those wishing to do so, donations can be sent to Oakwood United Methodist Church's Bus Ministry Fund or to Hospice (envelopes available at the Church). Beatrice loved to share this verse: "To be a child of God and a friend of Jesus are of all things to be the very most precious. Not for just a season or not for just a day, but forever 'n ever and ever always!"  Published in Star-Gazette from January 14 to January 16, 2010

CLAUDE A. FULLER, 77 of Troy died at the Troy Community Hospital on Saturday, Feb. 29, 1964.  He was a retired carpenter.  Surviving are his wife, Clara; three sons, Laurence and Claude Jr. of Buffalo and Robert of Orlando, Fla.; his mother, Mrs. Minnie Fuller of Burlington; 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.  Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on Tuesday afternoon with the Rev. Owen Barrett officiating.  Burial was in the Checkerville Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JAIR A. FULLER, 69 of 223 Birchwood Ave., Elmira Heights, died at 5:20 a.m. Monday, July 28, 1941.  He is survived by his wife, Amanda Boughton Fuller; a daughter, Mrs. Esther Webster; a granddaughter, Joan Webster; four sisters, Mrs. James Cowan and Mrs. Seth Gernert of Gillett, Mrs. Lewis Leonard of Milan and Mrs. Myrtle Roy of Troy; three brothers, John Fuller of Elmira Heights, Sam and Guy Fuller of Troy and several nieces and nephews.  The body was removed to the Soper Funeral Home in Troy and will be returned to the family home in Elmira Heights Tuesday morning.  A prayer service will be held at the home Wednesday at 10 a.m. (DST) at the Oakwood Methodist Church.  The Rev. Ellery D. VanDyke will officiate.  Burial in Checkerville Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/28/1941

 Alfred C. Gillem, 70, of Gillett RR 1, PA, died Tuesday, March 1, 1994 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. He was born April 13, 1923 in Succasunna, NJ, the son of Herbert and Gertrude Bell Gillem. He attended the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church.  He was a veteran of WW II, serving with the US Army.  He was employed with the Howmet-Alloy Corporation in Dover, NJ from 1951-1988. He is survived by daughters, Joy Lewis, Smyrna, TN and Diane O'Connor, Ogdensburg, NJ; sons and daughters-in-law, Clayton and Cindy Gillem of Lakeland, FL, Jay and Jeanette Gillem, Wharton, NJ; six grandchildren and one great-grandson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Elmer and Bertha Gillem, RR 1, Gillett, Melvin and Bobbie Jeane Gillem, Greenville, AL; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Florence Gillem in 1992. Funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy on March 6 with the Rev. Craig Combs officiating and burial to be in Checkerville Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Tri-Township Ambulance Association in care of Diane Husted, RR 3, Gillett, PA 16925. (TGR, Thursday, March 10, 1994)

CLAUDE D. HARKNESS, 66, Checkerville, Pa.  Tuesday, Nov. 23, 1943 at Waymart, Pa.  Survived by wife Ella; daughters, Mrs. Gladys Hudson, Elmira, Mrs. Willard Keppler, Rochester; son, Darrell, Smithfield, Pa.; sister, Miss Emma Harkness, Thompson Hill, Pa.; brothers, Ralph, Thompson Hill, Arthur, Berrytown, Pa.  The body was at Hagerman Funeral Home where funeral was held Friday, 2 p.m. Rev. Willard Dekker.  Checkerville Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/26/1943

HUNT - BOUGHTON – Mrs. Susan Hunt Boughton died last week Wednesday at her home in Checkerville. Mrs. Boughton was a native of New Jersey. Six children survive Sidney of Troy; Ransom and Mrs. Hattie Kilmer of Columbia X Roads; Sherman, Frank and Mrs. Eleanor Dubert of Checkerville. George Hunter of Ralston, is a brother. The funeral was held at Checkerville on Friday, the Rev. Seymour Barrett officiating. Interment was in the Checkerville cemetery.

Age 89, of Gillett, PA, died Monday, June 23, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Eleanor's family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2008 at the Gillett Baptist Church, Rte. 14, Gillett, PA. Her service will be held at 2 p.m. with Reverend Allen Goss officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Checkerville Cemetery. Born March 3, 1919 the daughter of the late Phillip and Gladys Smith Inman, she was married to the late Willard Woodard. She attended Gillett Baptist Church. Her hobbies included quilting, bowling, and she was an avid card and bingo player. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Vera E. and Robert Dixon of Tulsa, OK; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles W. and Connie Woodard of Monroeton, PA, Randy C. Woodard of Wyalusing, PA, Brian L. and Brenda Woodard of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marceil and Roland Abbey of Endicott, NY, Marjorie and Victor Woodard of Midland, TX; a brother, Warren Inman of Gillett, PA; five grandchildren, three stepgrandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, seven step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, New York is in charge of arrangements.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/25/2008.

INMAN, Maria - Mason—Mrs. Walter Mason died at the family home near Gillett Sunday, aged seventy-one years. She is survived by her husband and three daughters, Mrs. S. M. SEAFUSE of Elmira; Mrs. L. B. HARPER of Waverly; and Mrs. H. O. KINGSLEY of Burlington, also three brothers, L. E. INMAN of Gillett; F. E. INMAN of Bentley Creek and A. B. INMAN of Milford, Iowa. The funeral was held at the home Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and burial was in the cemetery at Checkerville.

KEMPFER –ADA K. KEMPFER BEECHEY age 81 of Pineville, N.C., formerly of Gillett, R.D. 2.  Friends may call at the Keister Funeral Home Friday 7 to 9 p.m., Funeral and committal service Saturday at 1 p.m., Rev. J. Sidney Kane and pastor, Donald Rockwell officiating.  Interment Checkerville Cemetery, Checkerville, PA.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Orley (Doris) Ford of Pineville, N.C., Mrs. Robert (Paula) Davis of Victoria, Tex.; son, William K. Beechey of Gillett, R.D. 2; sisters, Mrs. Paul (Camille) Gillen of Port Charlotte, Fla., Mrs. Joseph (Anna) Strapple of Elmira; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Beechey was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church.  Anyone wishing may make donations to the PTL Club.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/1/1981

EARL J. KJELLANDER, age 79, died at the Troy Community Hospital in Troy on Thursday, Oct. 21, 2004.  He was born on July 1, 1925, the son of the late Frederick and Bertha Kjellander.  Earl served in the U.S. Army and was also a self=employed Building Contractor, operating Kjellander Construction.  Earl is survived by sons: John F. Kjellander, of McGraw, N.Y.; Gary E. Kjellander of Gillett; daughter, Lisa C. Belles of Athens, Pa.; sisters, Elise Kroeze of Hudson, N.Y.; Ethel Babcock of Thompson Ridge, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, Earl is preceded in death by his wife, Regina (Dunnigan) Kjellander.  It was Earl’s wishes that there would be no calling hours.  A memorial service will be held at a later time to be announced.  The family would like to thank the staff at the Troy Community Hospital and Dr. Vance Good for the love and care that was given to Earl and the family.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home, Inc., 110 W. Main Street, Troy, PA.  Buried Checkerville Cemetery Nov. 6, 2004.  –Towanda Daily Review.

KLINE – Mrs. Frank Lewis, aged 45, died Thursday, August 14, at the home of her mother, Mrs. Julia KLINE. Funeral Saturday afternoon at the Kline home. Interment at Checkerville. She leaves a husband, three children, George, Walt and Pearl, her mother, Mrs. Julia KLINE, one brother, George Kline, a sister, Mrs. Edith WILSON and a host of friends to mourn her loss. Much sympathy is felt for the bereaved family. TGR 1913

MISS ROSETTA D. LEONARD died at the family home in Gillett, Pa., (Jan. 9, 1916) last Sunday, aged fifty-seven years.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. A. B. Andrews, of this city, four brothers, Wilmot B. Leonard, of Elmira, Elihu Leonard, of Niagara Falls, Riley Leonard of Watkins, and Lewis Leonard, of Spencer.  The funeral was held Tuesday in the church at Gillett, and the burial was in the cemetery at Checkerville, PA.  –Elmira Newspaper.

 S. Ellen Leonard Adams, 104, of Tioga Nursing Home in Waverly, died July 18, 1990. She was born January 21, 1886 in Springfield, the daughter of Bryon and Julia Seymour Leonard. She is survived by sons, John Clark of McGraw, NY and Beecher Pierce of Anchorage, AL; daughter, Mrs. Leona (Jennie) Kingsley of Orlando, FL; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, King Leonard of Columbia Cross Roads; sisters, Mrs. Putnam (Blanche) Teeter of Milan and Mrs. Arthur (Grace) Vanderpool of Willseyville, NY; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held July 21 at the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating and burial to be in the Checkerville Cemetery in Checkerville. (TGR, Thursday, August 2, 1990)

LEWIS –ANNA LEWIS AMEIGH, 78, of Wellsburg, NY, died Monday, Dec. 13, 1982 at the home of her daughter, Vivian Walsh.  She was born Feb. 19, 1904, in Gillett, the daughter of Stephen and Alice Burnham Lewis.  Mrs. Ameigh was a member of the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Leslie Ameigh, in 1962 and a daughter, Esther Berry, on Oct. 31, 1982.  She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Tom (Vivian) Walsh of Gillett RD 3, Mrs. Ralph (Pat) Tanner of Elmira, and Mrs. Donald (Carol) Osgood of Poplar, Montana; one son, Llewellyn Ameigh of Gillett; a sister, Ruth Roy of Troy; a brother, Stephen Lewis of Gillett; a son-in-law, Marvin Berry of Columbia Cross Roads RD 3; 25 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service was on Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Vickery Funeral Home with the Rev. Kelvin Jones officiating.  Burial was in the Checkerville Cemetery in Checkerville.

 Asa Lewis, 80, of Centerville, PA, died Monday, October 12, 1992. Mr. Lewis was an Army veteran of World War II and was a farmer most of his life.  He was a former employee of DuraBilt Metal Products, Centerville, working there from 1965 to 1978. He is survived by sisters, Ruth McWhorter of Pine City, NY, Helen Cloyes of Ithaca, NY and Agnes Wood of Troy, PA; several nieces, nephews, close friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held October 15 at the Roberts Funeral Home in Wellsburg with the Rev. Craig Combs officiating and interment to be in Checkerville Cemetery in Checkerville, PA. (TGR, Thursday, October 22, 1992)

LYON –AGNES EVERTS, 96, a resident of the Bradford County Manor formerly of Farmers Valley, died Tuesday, May 12, 1992.  She was born Aug. 3, 1895, in Ward Township, Tioga County, PA, a daughter of Layton and May Sherman Lyon.  She attended the First Baptist Church of Troy.  She was formerly a member of Troy Grange and member of the Armenia Mt. Missionary Society.  She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Harley and Esther Everts, Troy RR1; daughter and son-in-law, Genevieve and Lawrence Roloson of Columbia Cross Roads RR2; son-in-law, Adrian VanAlstine of Beaver Dams, NY; brother-in-law, Adrian Everts of Duluth, Minn.; sisters-in-law, Mildred Everts of Houghton, NY and Gladys VanVliet of Troy; 13 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  The funeral services were held at the Vickery Funeral Home with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Burial was at the Checkerville Cemetery, Checkerville, PA.  Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Troy or the Troy Ambulance Association.  –Troy Gazette-Register.

MASON - Mrs. Emily MASON Tooker McClelland passed peacefully away at her home in Addison, NY, on March 2nd, 1904, aged 88 years, after an illness of many months. Emily MASON was born in Delhi, NY, on January 7th, 1816, was twice married, first to W. Tooker, by whom she had one daughter, now deceased. After living as a widow a number of years, she married Peter McClelland of Columbia Cross Roads. After his death she removed to Addison, where for 27 years she lived. She was a woman of true Christian character, and a regular communicant of the Episcopal church. Her death though unexpected, we be sincerely regretted by a wide circle of friends. At her request her remains were brought to the home of James H. Mason and on Friday at 2 p.m.. Services were conducted by the Rev. Seymour Barrett. Interment in Checkerville cemetery by the side of her brother, Hiram Mason.

MASON - Mr. Hiram Mason died at South Creek, Pa., Sept.13, 1895 aged 87 years and 4 months. One sister, Mrs. Emily McClellan, of Addison, N. Y., two sons, Furman of Elmira and Walter of South Creek, and one daughter, Mrs. Laura Craig of South Creek, survive him. Mr. Mason was born in Delhi, Delaware Co., N.Y. He was the third child of William and Lydia Mason. His marriage to Jane Furman of Columbia township occurred Jan. 12, 1832. Seven children were born to him of this union. Mr. Mason had lived 41 years upon the old farm home at which he died. He was a large man and venerable in appearance. He could look down into the lists of his descendants and, like the patriarchs of old could rejoice in the number of his days. Seventeen grandchildren have risen up to call him blessed; as many more great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandchild. Six of his grandsons acted as bearers at the funeral. Father Mason was a grand old man, bright in thought, reliable in judgment, and in his sturdy nature there was ever a place kept warm and winning for little children. He dearly lived the grand children and had exercised great care for them. He had strong religious faith and convictions. Having believed in God's everlasting love to the children of men, in Jesus Christ, as the Saviour of the world, he was immovable in this faith, to the last of his consciousness.

Age 53, of Checkerville Road, Gillett, PA, although prematurely, found her lifelong goal to walk with the lord on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY with her loving family at her side. Deb was born on June 30, 1955 in New York, NY, daughter of the former Eleanor (Summerville) McCracken and the late Edward McCracken. She was employed at the First Citizens National Bank in Gillett, PA as Head Teller. Her bright smile and helpfulness will be deeply missed by all that came in contact with her. Deb was a member of the Sylvania Presbyterian Church and Home Bureau. She enjoyed scrapbooking and being active in the Gillett Community. Recently she traveled to Arizona where she found great joy in teaching Vacation Bible School to the Navajo Children. She is survived by her mother, Eleanor McCracken of Horseheads, NY; loving husband, Gary E. Kjellander; sons, Eric Kjellander, Wyatt and Christie Kjellander; daughter, Lindsey Kjellander, all of Gillett, PA; her beautiful grandchildren, Lane, Lilli and Lexi; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Brenda McCracken of Ohio; sisters and brothers-in-law, Leah and Joe Siuta of Kingston, NY, Sarah and Rich Kiley of Rochester, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009, in Checkerville Cemetery, Gillett, PA with Pastor Bill Bardo officiating. Memorials are directed to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Central NY Chapter, 401 N. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/31/2009

MOTT –MRS. CURRANCE B. FULLER, 55, of 215 W. 13th St., Elmira Heights, Thursday, June 29, 1944 at 1 a.m. at the Elmira hospital.  Survived by husband, John R. Fuller; son, Sgt. Glenn Fuller with U.S. Army; daughter, Mrs. Ferris Sykes of Elmira Heights; three grandchildren; brother, Emmett H. Mott of Rochester; sisters; Mrs. Effie Rowley of Gillett, Mrs. Nellie Fuller of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Violet Soudan of Walworth, N.Y., Mrs. Frances Stanton of Wellsburg.  The body is at the family home.  Funeral Saturday, 3:15 p.m. at Oakwood Methodist Church, Elmira Heights.  Rev. L. D. Bell.  Checkerville Cemetery.  –Unnamed Elmira paper.

RUMSEY - Mrs. Mary L. Fuller, (MRS. CLAUDE A. FULLER ) 41, died at her home in Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Sunday, Feb. 17, 1935 at 4 a.m. Besides her husband she is survived by three sons, Lawrence, Claude Jr. and Robert all at home; her mother, Mrs. Cora Brown of Troy; a brother Fred Rumsey of Columbia Cross Roads and two sisters, Mrs. Wallace Benchley of Meshoppen and Mrs. Daniel Porter of Gillett. The funeral will be held from the residence Tuesday at 2 p.m. Burial will be made in Checkerville Cemetery with the Rev. Leonard Basford officiating.

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(Berrytown News) Charles L. Rupert of East Troy, formerly of Springfield, died at his home April 2nd in the 56th year of his age. He had many friends in this place and elsewhere who will sincerely mourn his death. His funeral was held at Berrytown church on Wednesday the 6th. Undertaker Beaman had charge of the funeral. Religious service conducted by Rev. S. Barrett. Interment in Checkerville cemetery.TGR 1904

RUSSELL, REV. CECIL A.,   Rev. Cecil A. Russell, 93, of Gillett, died June 4, 1986 at the Laporte United Methodist Nursing Home in Laporte.  He was born November 9, 1892 in Mexico, NY, the eldest son of Rev. Joseph and Georgia Allen Russell.  Rev. Russell served in the U.S. Army in France during World War I as a messenger runner between the lines.  Following his discharge he taught school in the Catskill area of New York until he enrolled in Houghton College, Houghton, NY from which he graduated in 1927.  He was ordained as a Wesleyan minister in 1928 and served pastorance at Varick, NY; Blatchley, NY; the Onadaga Indian Reservation near Syracuse, NY; the Bucks Settlement and West Jasper churches in western New York.  During World War II he was employed with Bell Aircraft in Buffalo, NY and in later years, with Cuba Speciality Co., in Houghton, NY.  In 1971, he moved to Berrytown, PA for his retirement years.  At the time of his death, he was a member of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church and the Rochester Wesleyan Conference.  Rev. Russell married Race Anna Sherman of Berrytown in 1929 and resided at the Laporte Nursing Home with her at the time of his death. He is survived by daughters; Mrs. Phil (AnnaBelle) Leonard of Gillett, Mrs. Kenneth (Fern) Anderson of Powassan, Canada, Mrs. Edward (Wilma) O’Hara of Auburndale, Fl.; and Darlene Russell of Wilmore, KY; sons, Merlin Duane Russell of Horseheads, NY and Llewellyn Joseph Russell of Bartlesville, OK; brothers, Arthur I. Russell of Sebring, FL and Paul Ray Russell of Winter Park, FL; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Rev. Russell was preceded in death by a sister, Belle Lang Norton, brothers, Lynn Russell and William Russell and granddaughter, Rondalyn Leonard.  Funeral services were  held at the Berrytown Wesleyan Church on June 7 with Rev. David Larson and Rev. Gerald Wright officiating and burial to be in Checkerville Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  Memorials may be directed to Berrytown Wesleyan Church for Wesleyan World Missions.  (TGR June 12, 1986)

SHERMAN –REV. GRACE RUSSELL, 99, died on March 28, 2003, at the Troy Community Hospital.  She was a resident of the Bradford County Manor.  She was born in Overton, on Feb. 16, 1904, to William and Deborah Sherman.  After the death of her father, when she was 11, she lived with foster parents Andrew and Clara Whipple of Berrytown, until she went to Houghton, N.Y.  In 1927 she graduated from Houghton Academy and attended Houghton College for one year.  She married the Rev. Cecil A. Russell on July 9, 1929, following which they pastured several churches in the Rochester Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church.  Grace was a member of the Berrytown Wesleyan Church, Gillett, and was a faithful follower of her Lord all her life.  She is survived by her daughters, Anna Belle (Phil) Leonard of Gillett, Fern (Kenneth) Turcott of North Bay, Canada, Wilma O’Hare of Auburndale, Fla., and Darlene Russell of Wilmore, Ky.; her sons, Merlin (Joann) Russell of Horseheads, N.Y., and Llewellyn (Joyce) Russell of Bayard, Neb.; 19 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  Rev. Russell was predeceased by her husband, in June 1986, and by several sisters, a brother and a granddaughter.  Friends may call at the Vickery funeral Home Inc., 110 W. Main St., Troy, on Wednesday, April 2, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. with the funeral immediately following at the funeral home.  Interment will be in the Checkerville Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Berrytown Wesleyan Church, RR 1, Gillett, Pa.  –Towanda Daily Review.


SHERMAN Martha Ellen (Sherman) Gates

90, of Wellsburg, NY, died on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. She was the loving wife of the late Rexford Marcus Gates who died in June of 1995. The couple married February 3, 1945 and had 50 happy years together. Martha was born on February 6, 1923 in Elmira, daughter of the late William and Gertrude (Newcomer) Sherman. She worked at Elmira Discount as the Manager of Ladies Wares until she retired. Martha was a member of New Beginning United Methodist Church in Elmira, liked to travel, make crafts, and enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Martha is survived by her son, Thomas (Donna) Gates of Missouri and his children: Shelly (Henry) Schrock, Danny (Kathy) Gates, and Holly (Caleb) Robinson; her daughter, Patricia (Barry) Keller of Wellsburg, NY, and her children: Tanya (Bobby) Harvey, Tammy (Dan) Gabriel, and Michael (Nicky) Coletta; her other daughter, Melinda (Michael) Alvich of Dryden, NY; eighteen great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Cliff Halm and Shirley and John Humphry. Martha was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Rexford; her brother, Daniel Sherman, who died in December of 2010; and her sister, Gracia Cardonia, who died in August 2010. Family and friends are welcome to call from 1:00-2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, 2013, at the Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main Street Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Martha's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on March 23rd at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Michael Weeden, officiating. Burial will be private and at the convenience of Martha's family in Checkerville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Martha's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave. Ste. 2, Elmira, NY 14901 or CareFirst Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830-3657 or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016 or the charity of one's own choosing. Star Gazette – March 21, 2013


HAZEL A. WARD, 91, of Gillett RD 1, PA died Friday June 3, 1988. She was born Nov. 2, 1896 in Springfield Township, the daughter of Burley Ward and the former Martha Whipple. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Gillett and a lifelong resident of resident of Springfield Township. Miss War is survived by a niece, Mrs. Myrna Barnes of Temple, GA, a nephew, John Chase of Covington RD 1, PA; several great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins and a host of friends. She was predeceased by her sisters: Nellie Chase and Marie Clark. Friends may call at the Roberts Funeral Home, Wellsburg, NY on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. The funeral and committal service will be held there Monday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Charles Root will officiate. Interment will be in Checkerville Cemetery Checkerville, PA at the convenience of the family. Friends wishing may contribute to the Gillett First Baptist Church Memorial Fund, Gillett, PA. –Towanda Daily Review


WARD - CLARK, MARIE J.  Private services will be held for Marie J. Clark, 73, Page Manor, Athens, with Rev. Marjorie Doriani officiating and burial in Checkerville Cemetery.  Arrangements are by Vickery Funeral Home.  Mrs. Clark died March 14, 1984 at Robert Packer Hospital.  She was born Nov. 22, 1910 in Springfield Twp., Bradford Co., daughter of Burley and Martha Whipple Ward.  She was a member of Big Pond United Methodist Church.  The widow of Henry J.Clark, she is survived by sisters, Nellie Chase of Covington and Hazel Ward, Gillett; several nieces and nephews.  (TGR March 22, 1984)


WENGER Bruce R. Wenger

75, of Berrytown, Pa. entered into God's eternal care from a farm accident on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at the family farm. He was the loving husband of Anna Mae (Ludwig) Wenger. The couple married April 6, 1956 and were just short of 55 happy years together.

Family and friends are welcome to call from 5 - 8 p.m. on Friday, March 9, 2012 at Fellowship Bible Church, 121 Mud Creek Rd., Troy, Pa. The funeral service to honor Bruce's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the church with Rev. Andrew Phillips officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of Bruce's family at Checkerville Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerald W. Vickery Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 1093 West Main St., Troy, Pa.   Bruce was born on March 9, 1936 in Lebanon, Pa., son of the late Joseph and Sara (Funk) Wenger. Bruce's true passion in life was farming. In his younger years he was a herdsman near Westminster, Md. In 1969, he moved his family to Shartlesville, Pa. where he worked for Suburban Propane and had a farrowing hog operation. In 1984, the family moved to Berrytown, Pa. where he pursued his life long dream to own a dairy farm. Bruce was awarded "Top Milk Producer in the Nation" by DHIA in 1989. He was an avid reader and loved world history. Bruce enjoyed hunting with his brothers and family, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Bruce lived his faith in God through service to his family and community and found great joy in the simplicity of life.  Bruce is survived by his loving wife, Anna Mae; his children, Robert Wenger of Berrytown, Pa., Joyce (James) Skeet of Gallup, N. Mex., Kathy (Ken Sr.) Blow of Towanda, Pa., Scott (Kimberly) Wenger of Denver, Colo., and Kay Wenger and husband Ken Polakowski of Berrytown, Pa.; his grandchildren Kenny Blow Jr., Malcom and Martin Skeet, Elizabeth, Madalyn and Luke Wenger, Krystal, Katherine, and Anthony Polakowski; his brothers Harvey, Robert, Walter, and Kenneth Russell Wenger; along with several nieces and nephews.  Bruce was preceded in death by his parents, his granddaughter, Rebecca Blow, his sisters Dorothy Heagy and Franey Spang, and his brother, H. Daniel Wenger.    Towanda Daily Review – March 7, 2012

WILLIAMS - Furman, Mrs. Albina - Mrs. Albina Furman, wife of Philander Furman, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Linus Williams departed this life on Thursday, June 17th, 1897, at 10 o'clock, P. M. She was aged 53 years, 2 months, and 13 days, having been born April 4th, 1844. Her native place was on a farm in South Creek township, Pa., and in the same vicinity spent her life. She was married to Philander Furman Dec. 22nd, 1870. Two children, a son and a daughter, named Scott and Inez, were born to them, who survive their mother. Of the immediate family of the deceased there were three; Mrs. Furman, Orlando, deceased, and Mrs. Catherine Battin of Shunk, Fox township. Mrs. Furman was a woman of a large heart, intelligent mind, and winning manners, attracting to herself a large circle of friends. Although her disease was that dread one of cancer, yet almost to the last she was pleased to have her friends and neighbors about her and to converse with them. She was perfectly resigned to the will of God in her condition, and looked eagerly forward to the time of her release from the bodily life. Her patience, submission, and faith were remarkable, and have left an impression upon the world around her. The unremitting toil and watch-care as exhibited by the young daughter for her mother in her long and severe illness, deserves mention in this notice. The deceased was a member of the Universalist church at Springfield, and one honored, loved, and respected her devotion to the church, and her lively enjoyment of all its privileges. Her funeral was held at her home in South Creek township, and a very large concourse of relatives, neighbors, and friends were in attendance. Flowers were sent in from the near friends and some from Elmira, among which was a large and beautiful pillow with the tender word Mother inscribed across in purple everlastings, and the border was of exquisite and fragrant roses and lilies. Rev. E. E. Bailey of Troy gave the address, and a choir from Gilletts rendered sweet and comforting music. The body was laid to rest in the burial place at Berrytown. The husband, son, and daughter, and the other mourning friends have the deep sympathy of those who know of the bereavement.
O change! O wondrous change, Burst are the prison bars, This moment there so low In mortal prayer, and now Beyond the stars.
O Change! Stupendous change, Here lies the helpless clod, The soul from bondage breaks, The new immortal wakes, Walks with her God, ( Note: Albina WILLIAMS Furman b. 04 April 1844 d. 17 June 1897 Carlton Wolfe in Auburn, AL )

WILLIAMS Aurelia - MRS. JUDSON LEWIS Gillett, June 21 – Mrs. Judson Lewis died at the family home near Fassett Wednesday, aged 77 years. She is survived by her husband and several nieces and nephews. The Rev. Sidney Kane of Gillett officiated. Burial was in Checkerville Cemetery. She was born in South Creek Township, Nov. 25, 1850. (handwritten on article June 20, 1928) (Aurelia Williams Lewis)

WOLFF - Daily Review
Dorothy H. (Wolff) Beyer, 84, died on March 31, 2004, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Dorothy was the wife of George Beyer, who enjoyed 46 years of sweet, loving marriage. She was born on Oct. 27, 1919, the daughter of the late William and Elizabeth (Kolb) Wolff. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was preceded in death by her sister, Mabel Beyer. Dorothy was a former member of the Trinity Episcopal Church. She enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles and loved her pet cats. Family and friends are invited to call at the Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y., on Monday, April 5, from 10 to 11 a.m.  The funeral service will be held at the funeral home at the conclusion of visitation at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Andy Phillips officiating. Interment will be in Checkerville Cemetery. Submitted by Carol HOOSE Brotzman

ARCHIE WOODWARD - Troy, Pa. April 6, (1907) -died at Berrytown, Pa.  Son of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Woodward, died at the family residence at Berrytown, Wednesday night.  The deceased was a teacher in the public schools several years and also a teacher of music, in which work he was a very competent instructor.  Mr. Woodward had been in ill health about two years.  He is survived by his parents, who are prominent farmers in Berrytown; two sisters, Mrs. Frederick Lyons of Binghamton and Mrs. Effie Burt of Portland, Oregon; also one brother, Herman Woodward of New York City.  The funeral will be held from the Berrytown church Saturday with burial in the cemetery at that place.  (Buried Checkerville Cemetery

WOODWARD - Philo B. Woodward - (1917) a former resident of Columbia township, died suddenly Tuesday morning at the home of his nephew at Wilawanna. The funeral will be held at Jaines Mason’s Friday at 2 o’clock. Burial at Checkerville. He leaves one brother, George at Elmira Heights, with whom he had made his home for the past two or three years.

WILLARD C. WOODARD, 63 of Gillett RD 1, died Monday, Oct. 10, 1983.  He was born April 15, 1920 in Ridgebury Township, Bradford County, Pa. the son of Charles and Edith Robbins Woodard.  Mr. Woodard attended the Berrytown Wesleyan Church.  He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the Troy V.F.W.  Mr. Woodard was a retired farmer.  He was also retired from employment on the state and township highway systems.  He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Eleanor Woodard; stepdaughters, Mrs. Robert (Vera) Dixon of Tulsa, Oklahoma; son, Charles W. Woodard of Sayre RD 1, Randy C. Woodard of Towanda, Brian L. Woodard of Horseheads, N.Y.; five grandchildren; brothers, Harold Woodard of Gillett RD 3 and Ronald Woodard of Gillett RD 3; several nieces and nephews.  Friends may call at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy on Wednesday from 2 until 4 and from 7 until 9 p.m.  The funeral will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. David Larson officiating.  Burial will be in the Checkerville Cemetery.  Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review

WOODWORTH –MILDRED W. BERRY, 84, of Troy RD 1, died Friday, Jan. 18, 1985 at the Tarpon Springs General Hospital, Tarpon Springs, Fla.  She was born Aug. 26, 1900 in Springfield Township, Bradford County, Pa., the daughter of G. Howard and Blanche Tracy Woodworth.  Mrs. Berry attended the First Baptist Church of Troy.  She was a graduate of Troy High School and Westchester State University.  Before her marriage she taught school in Troy and Springfield Townships.  In later years, she was employed the Commonwealth Telephone Company.  Paul J. and Mildred Berry celebrated 59 years of marriage June 17, 1984.  She is survived by her husband Paul J. Berry; brother and sister-in-law, Guy and Hester Woodworth of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; sister-in-law, Jennie Gates of Troy RD 3: nieces, Elaine Sasser of Nicosia, Cypress and niece, Mrs. Richard (Dorothy) Milazzo of Elmira; nephews, Guy (Jack) Woodworth of Downingtown, Pa.; nephew Paul Gates of Towanda; several cousins.  There will be no visitation.  The funeral will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 W. Main St., Troy, with the Rev. Garry Zuber officiating.  Burial will be in Checkerville Cemetery, Checkerville, Pa.  Memorials may be directed to the First Baptist Church of Troy.  –Towanda Daily Review.

? – Bertha [Mrs. J. W.] Patterson - (1913) This community was saddened on Christmas morning by the death of Mrs. J. W. Patterson, whose illness has been noted many times in these columns for the past three years. Funeral was held Saturday. The house was crowded, regardless of the bad roads.

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